The charity tried to find his owner but he was not microchipped and no one came forward to claim him.Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.
Staff there named him Marvin and Bradley decided to foster him at home.Bradley said: ‘Marvin was a little worried so that first night I stayed with him in his kennel, setting up a camp bed for the night to make sure he settled and was ok. ‘He then moved into foster with me and my dachshund Frank at home. He has really come out of his shell, he loves to play with Frank and they run up and down the garden together.
‘He’s just a crazy puppy who is full of energy! I’m really looking forward to getting updates from his new owner once Marvin goes off to his new home.’
Make Yourself the Funnest Thing in the World for a Reliable Recall. When training your dog to “come here” make sure you’re giving out a lot of praise & treats. The goal is to make coming back to you the best decision they could have made, if not your dog is likely going to decide that whatever he was chasing/sniffing is more interesting.
Luckily, despite lockdown, he has already found a new home as Blue Cross has started to take applications for some of the pets in their care, holding virtual ‘visits’ with potential new owners through video calls.Blue Cross’s rehoming centres remain temporarily closed to admissions, apart from to animals coming in from the charity’s animal hospitals and those in urgent need, like Marvin, while the lockdown is in place.
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